Once again an Arizona university is making national headlines for creating environments that foster anything but academic freedom. This time around, the University of Arizona, and its “Social Justice Advocates” (SJA) are the subject of an article by the Daily Caller.
“Sounding a bit like a block leader in Soviet Russia, SJAs will “openly lead conversations, discuss differences, and confront diversely insensitive behavior.” When students are not complying with social justice standards, SJAs are encouraged to tattle on their peers, reveal the deviant actions to higher authorities and “report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff,” according to David Krayden with the Daily Caller.
It appears the Social Justice Advocate positions have been filled. At $10 an hour, money was not likely the draw for candidates. The job notice advises candidates that if they are chosen they be “recognized as a top percentile student leader on campus.”
With a minimum 2.% GPA required for the job, “top percentile student” does not likely refer to a student’s academic performance…..